On Feb. 4, 2019, a young woman called 911 and asked for help after suffering from a fatal opioid overdose.
A police officer arrived and administered Narcan, a medication that blocks the effects of the opioid.
The woman was taken to a local hospital and later died.
It was a dramatic moment that left a mark on the nation.
More than 1,000 people were treated for overdoses in the U.S. that year.
The year before, the country recorded more than 11,000 opioid-related deaths.
In the 2016 U.K. election, Prime Minister Theresa May won a snap election on a platform that pledged to end the epidemic.
The opioid crisis has also affected the political landscape in the United States.
During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, a Republican, lost to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
He was criticized for not doing enough to address the issue, as well as for a lack of a response from lawmakers.
After Trump’s election, President Trump, who has been criticized for his stance on opioids, appointed former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as his health and human services secretary.